Breastfeeding Week 2024

To galvanize action on promoting breastfeeding practices, Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital arranged an awareness week on breastfeeding. Doctors from paediatric department were providing awareness sessions and counseled the mothers visiting the hospital regarding breastfeeding. Breastfeeding awareness Pamphlets were distributed among the mothers and standees were placed in the hospital.
Low Breastfeeding prevalence and awareness among the population is a public health concern that requires investment at all levels. Breastfeeding reduces maternal child morbidity and mortality and is one of the best investment in saving lives and improving the health, social and economic development of individuals and nations. However, according to the statistics, early initiation of breastfeeding and exclusively breastfeeding have lower rates compared to the recommendations in Punjab.
We need sustained efforts collectively to protect, promote and support breastfeeding for child survival, nourishment, and healthy growth. The concept of building back better after the Covid-19 pandemic will provide an opportunity to create a warm chain of support for breastfeeding that includes health systems, academic institutions, and communities at all levels of society.

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